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What’s Your Favorite Twilight Zone Episode?

By wolverinetuner

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    Twilight Zone had many great episodes. For a series that started in 1959, it has held up remarkably well. My favorite episode is “A Stop at Willoughby” from the first season. I think a lot of folks could, and still do, relate to the rat-race, too-high-paced lifestyle that wore away at the main character in that episode.

    There’s mine. So, IF YOU HAD TO PICK JUST ONE, what’s your favorite episode from the original series?

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    #2 1 year ago

    For me…
    1) The Jeopardy Room
    1b)The Masks
    Honorable mention - the one where they redid that French film.

    #3 1 year ago

    Love the masks too but the new exhibit is my guilty pleasure episode

    Also absolutely love the obsolete man

    #4 1 year ago

    All the ones about planes/plane crashes/missing planes

    Also the ones where it turns out the person is actually dead, or a kids' toy.

    Also all the nuclear war ones.

    I know that's the bulk of the series, but still, lots of good episodes!

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

    IF YOU HAD TO PICK JUST ONE

    Quoted from Yoko2una:

    For me…
    1) The Jeopardy Room
    1b)The Masks
    Honorable mention - the one where they redid that French film.

    One vote for “The Jeopardy Room,” featuring a relatively-young Martin Landau.

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    #7 1 year ago

    Stop Over in a Quiet Town.

    LTG : )

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    #8 1 year ago

    Nobody gives a shit about OP "thread rules" around here. It's a pinside tradition.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Stop Over in a Quiet Town.
    LTG : )

    Very memorable, with the train that kept coming to the same stop!

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

    Very memorable, with the train that kept coming to the same stop!

    Right. Cause he was already dead. Like 20 percent of all the episodes.

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Right. Cause he was already dead. Like 20 percent of all the episodes.

    Not on that episode. All the characters were definitely alive.

    #12 1 year ago
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    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

    Not on that episode. All the characters were definitely alive.

    I thought the guy on the train was dead which is why he was stuck on an endless loop to Willoughby?!

    It's like, he was actually dead, which is why he had no choice but to get off at Willoughby, and was dead. Or was fated to be dead and there was nothing he could do about it, which is the same as being dead in the Twilight Zone. Like many in the Twilight Zone, he was dead, just didn't realize it yet.

    Key point: dead!

    #14 1 year ago

    There are so many great ones I can't pick one, really.

    #15 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I thought the guy on the train was dead which is why he was stuck on an endless loop to Willoughby?!

    These are two different episodes involving a train. In “A Stop At Willoughby,” the main character keeps dreaming of his commuter train becoming an older train stopping at a quaint town. In “Stop Over in a Quiet Town,” the main characters can’t get away from a very strange place when they get on a train.

    #16 1 year ago

    I like "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" from season 5. A world where all the females have the face and figure of beautiful blonde Pamela Austin or gorgeous brunette Suzy Parker? Works for me.

    NOTE: In "A Stop at Willoughby" the stressed out businessman isn't dead yet. He dies when he jumps off the moving train deluded into believing it's stopped and he's getting off at tranquil Willoughby. His dead body is then loaded into the back of a hearse whose door closes to reveal the name on the back as Willoughby & Sons Funeral Home.

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from Yoko2una:

    Honorable mention - the one where they redid that French film.

    Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge? They didn't do anything other than slightly edit that film to fit the time slot. Pretty remarkable we never noticed the dialogue change!

    For me:
    "Nick of Time" (Shatner in the diner),
    "time Enough at Last" (Burgess Meredith at the end of the world at the library),
    "The Invaders" (space aliens attack Agnes Moorehead in a rustic house)
    "Little Girl Lost" (basically the 2nd half of Poltergeist, amazingly creepy episode even if it's kind of clunky)
    "Death Ship" (astronauts find a crashed, exact copy of their ship, with themselves inside - same ship as The Invaders! Same ship as Forbidden Planet. Also, my TZ topper)

    Also, "Steel" is pretty good - I kind of like the episode better than that movie with Hugh Jackman. Basically all the TZ episodes come out better than the later films based on them.

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from frenchmarky:

    There are so many great ones I can't pick one, really.

    That’s certainly understandable.

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    Basically all the TZ episodes come out better than the later films based on them.

    It’s hard to improve on the original. And it just wouldn’t have been the same if it was in color.

    #20 1 year ago

    "The Hunt"

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    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" from season 5. A world where all the females have the face and figure of beautiful blonde Pamela Austin or gorgeous brunette Suzy Parker. Works for me.

    And if you felt bad, you just had to take a happy pill!

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from Slugmeister:

    "The Hunt"
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    “Even the Devil can’t fool a dog!”

    #23 1 year ago

    Nick of Time.

    Fun fact, they built the Mystic Seer out of an old Swami machine. I was able to grab one about ten years ago and build a functioning Mystic Seer. Still sitting on my bar!

    “Do you risk finding out?”

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    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from frenchmarky:

    There are so many great ones I can't pick one, really.

    To Serve Man?

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Nick of Time.
    Fun fact, they built the Mystic Seer out of an old Swami machine. I was able to grab one about ten years ago and build a functioning Mystic Seer. Still sitting on my bar!
    “Do you risk finding out?”[quoted image]

    But now are you unable to leave?

    #26 1 year ago

    Nightmare at 20,000 feet. The remade movie version with John Lithgow, because Shatner can't act.

    #27 1 year ago

    That’s the episode I mentioned in another thread today and led me to starting this thread. Definitely a memorable episode!

    #28 1 year ago

    Gremlin on plane and Shatner freaking out!

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

    Nightmare at 20,000 feet. The remade movie version with John Lithgow, because Shatner can't act.

    Quoted from Tophervette:

    Gremlin on plane and Shatner freaking out!

    It was only a matter of time til that one came up. I think it’s one of the best-known episodes.

    #30 1 year ago

    The Chaser.

    Good lesson to be careful what you wish for.

    I love the line: “Does asking if I’m bothering you bother you”?

    #31 1 year ago

    "time Enough at Last" (Burgess Meredith at the end of the world at the library),

    this from an earlier post

    #32 1 year ago

    Changing of the guard with Donald pleasance

    #33 1 year ago

    I've watched this series and The Outer Limits since I was 5 years old. My "favorites" have changed over the years as I age and my view/outlook on life and humans have changed.

    These are my top three - not the best in the series but the ones I enjoy the most.

    1) A Stop at Willoughby - This is really what it's all about for most of us isn't it? I've talked to more people who love this episode. When I was young, my dad loved this one but I didn't "get it" until I was older. Now - I and most of us, can relate to it.

    2) The Howling Man - Charles Beaumont wrote this one, the is the first from the second season that was not written by Rod Serling, and Serling could never had written anything like this because of the nature of the story. It speaks so much to the ignorance and arrogance of modern man. The final revelation was done perfect....The Outer Limits couldn't have done it any better.

    3) Nightmare at 20,000 feet - not much to say on this one as everyone has seen it. Shatner, like Lithgow in the movie - nailed it. Great on so many levels.

    4) It's a Good Life - the jack in the box scene is still haunting to this day, right out of a Val Lewton film. The movie remake was great as well.

    #34 1 year ago

    A penny for your thoughts

    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jamesays:

    "time Enough at Last" (Burgess Meredith at the end of the world at the library),
    this from an earlier post

    A great twist in the surprise ending, like so many episodes!

    #36 1 year ago

    "The Monsters are do on Maple street"
    It's about a big black out and the street, town, start to turn on them selves.
    Spoiler, episode ends with big pan out to 2 Aliens on a hill, noting all they had to do was turn off the power and we do all the work for them.

    #37 1 year ago

    There's some good ones, but a lot of clunkers. I like "One Hundred Yards Over The Rim", and "The Hitchhiker". Probably omitting some really great episodes.

    #38 1 year ago
    Quoted from Methos:

    It's a Good Life

    Billy Mumy stole the show, before “Lost in Space.”

    #39 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Nick of Time.
    Fun fact, they built the Mystic Seer out of an old Swami machine. I was able to grab one about ten years ago and build a functioning Mystic Seer. Still sitting on my bar!
    “Do you risk finding out?”[quoted image]

    That is outstanding! I have one of the DP Livingston heads but could never find a swami machine I was willing to pay for. I wonder if someone has modeled that thing finally.. hmm...

    Anyway, looks really nice

    #40 1 year ago

    The pool one with Jack Klugman and Jonathan Winters was a good one too.

    #41 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    That is outstanding! I have one of the DP Livingston heads but could never find a swami machine I was willing to pay for. I wonder if someone has modeled that thing finally.. hmm...
    Anyway, looks really nice

    Yes, it's been repro'd. I went to a party at someone's house, and they had one.

    #42 1 year ago
    Quoted from Methos:

    2) The Howling Man - Charles Beaumont wrote this one, the is the first from the second season that was not written by Rod Serling, and Serling could never had written anything like this because of the nature of the story. It speaks so much to the ignorance and arrogance of modern man. The final revelation was done perfect....The Outer Limits couldn't have done it any better.

    Well said. Beaumont was some sort of savant, and such a tragic story. I'm more of a Matheson guy myself, but you are right - no one else could have written Beaumont's style

    #43 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    The pool one with Jack Klugman and Jonathan Winters was a good one too.

    “A Game of Pool.” Another memorable one.

    #44 1 year ago
    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

    Twilight Zone had many great episodes. For a series that started in 1959, it has held up remarkably well. My favorite episode is “A Stop at Willoughby” from the first season. I think a lot of folks could, and still do, relate to the rat-race, too-high-paced lifestyle that wore away at the main character in that episode.
    There’s mine. So, IF YOU HAD TO PICK JUST ONE, what’s your favorite episode from the original series?[quoted image]

    Side note. Huge fan and started taping these on Vhs and collecting them when I was in Jr high.
    156 episodes, 5 seasons. Season 4 is all 1 hour episodes. Some great ones in the hour lengths.
    Robert Duvall has the claim of the only color to sneek into an episode. He falls in love with a doll in a doll house and at end of episode he is now in the house in a 2 min color scene.

    #45 1 year ago

    It’s nice to see how much the show is still loved.

    Now, what about worst episodes?

    I go with the silent era one or the one with carol burnett

    #46 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Side note. Huge fan and started taping these on Vhs and collecting them when I was in Jr high.
    156 episodes, 5 seasons. Season 4 is all 1 hour episodes. Some great ones in the hour lengths.
    Robert Duvall has the claim of the only color to sneek into an episode. He falls in love with a doll in a doll house and at end of episode he is now in the house in a 2 min color scene.

    My brother has every episode recorded in some form. Even the hour long ones.
    He can name just about any star or co-stars name in just about any episode.

    #47 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Side note. Huge fan and started taping these on Vhs and collecting them when I was in Jr high.
    156 episodes, 5 seasons. Season 4 is all 1 hour episodes. Some great ones in the hour lengths.
    Robert Duvall has the claim of the only color to sneek into an episode. He falls in love with a doll in a doll house and at end of episode he is now in the house in a 2 min color scene.

    I haven’t seen all the Season 4 episodes. I imagine the color scene stood out quite a bit!

    #48 1 year ago
    Quoted from acupunk12:

    Now, what about worst episodes?

    I recall the last episode wasn’t memorable. The bewitching pool or something?

    #49 1 year ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    I recall the last episode wasn’t memorable. The bewitching pool or something?

    I really like that episode. Dee Hartford was quite a dish!

    #50 1 year ago
    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

    I haven’t seen all the Season 4 episodes. I imagine the color scene stood out quite a bit!

    I think that it’s edited out now. I’m going to have to check this out

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